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CFA Institute Research Challenge in India North Zone Final: Judges Profile

posted Nov 24, 2012, 8:32 AM by Research Challenge India

Anurag Jain

Anurag Jain works with Canara HSBC OBC Life Insurance as Vice President - Equities and looks after Equity Investments for the company. He holds Bachelor of Engineering from Punjab University, Chandigarh and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Kolkatta. He has 12 years of experience in the equity markets working as Fund Manager and Equity research analyst. Prior to joining Canara HSBC OBC Life Insurance, he has worked with Kotak Mahindra AMC for around 5 years, three years as a fund manager. He has also worked with IDFC-SSKI Securities tracking banks, economy and formulating investment strategy, and with SBI-SocGen AMC as equity research analyst tracking domestic and global cyclical sectors.

Vikas Gupta

Vikas Gupta is currently Head of Research, Investment team of Canara HSBC OBC Life Insurance. Vikas is a commerce graduate and an MBA in finance from SIBM, Pune. He has an overall experience of over 11 years in almost all spectrum of the financial services industry ranging from credit rating, banking and equity research. Vikas has worked with various financial services companies including Standard Chartered Bank, The Bank of Nova Scotia, CARE and B&K Securities in various positions.

Sanjay Jain

Sanjay Jain is Partner and Director, at boutique investment house Taj Capital Partners Pvt Limited. He has 22 years of work experience. For the last 7 years, he has been Partner and Director at Taj Capital. Taj is primarily involved in strategic advisory to Promoters and Companies on Shareholder Value creation, M&A and fund raising from Strategic, Private equity and International Capital Markets. Taj’s core areas of focus have been Food & Agribusiness, Energy and Media. The first 15 years were spent by Sanjay in various capacities in Investment Banking, Corporate Relationship Development in financial services at Rabo Bank's subsidiary in India, Pricewaterhouse Coopers and JM Financial. He has spent about 6 years in Treasury and Investor Relations with Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited, a leading Pharmaceutical company of India. As qualifications, he has Chartered Accountancy and Diploma in Business Finance.